Intern Testimonials

ANR student Interns share their Internship experiences. Read How the ANR Intern program positively affected their personal and professional development 


Meet: Ruben
School: Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Major: Business Management & Operations
Assigned to: Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS)

photo  “My internship with Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) has been a great blessing to have. I am currently working with the Human Resources Department at WRPS and have been paired with phenomenal mentors who have guided me through this educational internship. I believe everyone should do an internship because it’s a great opportunity to apply the knowledge you gained in school to a professional work setting. This opportunity has given me a chance to see if what I am studying is really what I want to do with my degree, as it has exposed me to what I might expect in one of the fields my degree could lead me to.”

Meet: Emily
School: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Major: Biology
Assigned to: Mission Support Alliance (MSA)

photo  “My internship has been an extremely rewarding experience. Spending 10 weeks under the guidance of people who want to share their knowledge of the environment with you and help you become a better scientist is invaluable. I have learned about different possible career paths I can take, and what it will take to get there. Most of all, I’ll leave this internship with a deep appreciation for the environment of the Hanford Site and the hard work people have put into protecting and maintaining it. Instead of being anxious about entering the workforce, I’m excited for the different things I’ll be able to do and the passionate people I’ll meet.”

Meet: Allysa
School: Washington State University-Tri-Cities, Richland, WA
Major: Electrical Engineering
Assigned to: CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC)

photo  “Through my internship with ANR, I have gained a great amount of experience and knowledge of what being an engineer is like in the real world. I was able to work side by side with an engineer in my discipline and be involved in the engineering process as it goes back and forth from documents and meetings to construction out in the field. It has also provided me the opportunity to explore various engineering fields and to enjoy doing what I have spent most my time in school studying for. As I continue my education, I can only imagine that this experience will be something I take with me and open new doors towards my future.”

Meet: Ellijah
School: Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Major: Computer Science
Assigned to: Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS)

photo  “Once the opportunity had presented itself to accept an internship I made sure to not miss out. Washington State University has done an outstanding job in giving me a strong foundation of knowledge in the Computer Science area, but there is a difference between text books and real world applications. Through ANR, I had the chance to intern with Washington River Protection Solutions. This experience has been great! I have become more familiar with the Hanford Site and have had the chance to apply what I learned in school to the work environment. I can honestly say I have learned something new every day as an intern and I am happy with the direction I am headed in life.”

Meet: Ashley
School: Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Major: Business
Assigned to: Mission Support Alliance (MSA)

photo  “Most entry-level jobs for recent graduates require a form of experience. With my ANR internship I am able to acquire such experience in a professional workforce that is interesting, fun and creative. My understanding of job-scope, professionalism, time management, workplace communication and computer skills have evolved tremendously over the last two summers I have been with my group. School provides tools, but the internship provides hands-on learning that school lacks. I am grateful for the connections made as a result of my internship as well. I work with great people that have provided letters of recommendation and points of contact, allowing future successes beyond my internship and paving the way for a positive future."

Meet: Ryan
School: Washington State University, Pullman
Major: Environmental Science
Assigned to: Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS)

photo  “My internship experience at the Hanford site during my time off at WSU has given me invaluable technical and communication skills. I've applied a lot of the knowledge that I learned in school, and also learned advanced skills from fellow interns, co-workers, mentors, and even managers. I believe my internship will give me an advantage when I apply for full-time jobs after I graduate this May. Internships prove to employers that a person is capable of working with people as a team.” 

Meet: Kaelynn
School: Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID
Major: Business Administration
Assigned to: Mission Support Alliance (MSA)

photo  “My experience as an Intern through ANR has broadened my horizons. The hands-on-experience has helped me identify fields in business that I am interested in and has opened doors for my career. I have learned what areas of business bore me, and which excite me. For someone who was unsure about what area of business that I wanted to go into, this lesson was priceless. My resume took a big leap forward as well. I have learned a ton, and the knowledge I gained in my studies has been applied to real life scenarios, which will impress future employers. Furthermore, my co-workers have become friends and mentors that have helped me prepare for life after college. They have given me tips, helped me with my resume, and shown that they truly care about my wellbeing. Rather than feeling lost and nervous about graduating this May, I have a clear vision of where I see myself and what I want from my career. Interning through ANR has helped me get to this place. With my future, the sky truly is the limit.” 


Meet: Ashley
School: Eastern Washington University
Major: Communications Studies
Assigned to:  Mission Support Alliance (MSA)

photo  "Schools important, but I'm getting this experience, and this experience just kind of like trumps school. I want to go to school to get more book knowledge and technical knowledge, but I'm excited to get out and actually learn what the real world is like and what real business is like and what their communication processes are..until you actually see it and get to see it for yourself, then it doesn't really mean anything." 


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